- Savi, ODIN Offer New Active/Passive Integrated Software Suite
Dugway Proving Ground is the first to use ODIN's passive RFID software with Savi's SmartChain suite to manage active and passive data on a single platform.
- At RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, Leading RFID Technology Companies to Share Lessons Learned
The world's top RFID technology and service providers, led by Motorola, will demonstrate new products and share their unique insights at RFID Journal's eighth annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 14-16.
- RFID Journal Introduces New Online Community Site
The company has relaunched RFID Connect, its free community Web site for end users, potential end users, consultants, academics and vendors interested in radio frequency identification.
- Finalists Unveiled for the Fourth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners for the 2010 RFID Journal Awards, including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service, Best in Show and Special Achievement, will be revealed at LIVE!
- Swiss Study Finds RFID Tags Safe for MRI, CT Scans
Researchers at St. Gallen Canton Hospital say that wristbands with 13.56 MHz passive RFID tags do not significantly interfere with the functionality of imaging devices, or pose a risk to scanned patients wearing such wristbands.
- Tagged Tablets Memorialize the Deceased
The RosettaStone, containing a passive 13.56 MHz RFID tag, is designed to be either taken home as a keepsake or installed on a gravestone, to provide information regarding a departed loved one.
- Wristbands Document Interactions Between Prisoners and Officers
Hardin County Jail has upgraded its RFID system with high-frequency 13.56 MHz RFID wristbands, to track every officer-inmate transaction in real time.
- Keynotes Announced for RFID Journal LIVE! 2010
Industry leaders from Airbus, Bombardier Transportation, Motorola and the U.S. Department of Defense will highlight RFID's ability to deliver total business visibility.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2010 Announces Speakers for Oil, Gas Seminar
Offered in partnership with the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group, the daylong series of sessions will explain how companies in the energy sector can benefit from radio frequency identification.
- In the U.K., Libraries Switch to Self-Serve
Many are eliminating manned checkout counters, and are seeing savings in reduced labor costs for checkouts and returns, while freeing up staff members to spend more time assisting patrons.
- Swiss Farm Store Tries RFID-enabled Self-Serve Shopping
Customers can use Near Field Communication (NFC) cell phones to access the store, obtain product information and pay for purchases.
- Bologna Researchers Develop Motion-Measuring System for Seniors, Athletes
The system records changes in a wearer's body posture, and can send that data wirelessly to a PDA or PC, to alert caregivers of elderly patients prone to falling, or help trainers analyze athletic performance.
- Czech Monks Look to RFID for Guidance
Visitors to Vyssi Brod can rent electronic tour guides that describe the monastery's various sights, thus helping to provide the abbey with income.
- Organic Clothing Retailer Makes Shopping Personal
Clothing for a Better Earth is using an RFID-enabled iPod and EPC Gen 2 tags to link customers with products they might like, as well as track shoppers and goods throughout its store.
- GE and Avery Dennison Developing Passive RFID Sensor Tags
The solution—signaling Avery Dennison's intention to provide RFID tags with greater functionality—will allow the detection of events such as counterfeit pharmaceutical products or spoiled produce in the supply chain.